USS Pearl Harbor
Directed by Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz
Commander Ted Essenfeld shares his thoughts about the USS Pearl Harbor and its historical artifacts. The USS Pearl Harbor stationed at Naval Base San Diego is the only ship in the U.S. Navy named for a losing battle. Members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association fought long and hard to have the ship named after the December 7, 1941, attack at the hands of the Japanese Navy, that thrust The United States into World War II.
Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
Howard Lipin has been a staff photojournalist at the San Diego Union-Tribune for more than 30-years, capturing every type of news and sporting event that has shaped San Diego County and Southern California. He is an Emmy award winner, as well as having received numerous other awards for photojournalistic excellence during his career. He was the co-creator of the Internet radio shows, PhotoTalkRadio.com and Shutterbug Magazine Radio, and has made appearances on local television and radio broadcasts.
Luis Cruz is the Director of News & Programming at The San Diego Union-Tribune. He oversees the newsroom’s video productions and broadcast partnerships. Luis is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of television broadcasting experience. Prior to joining the Union-Tribune in March 2013, Luis was the News Director and an anchor at KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona. Luis has also been a reporter and an anchor for various stations in Nevada, California, and Arizona. He earned his B.A. Degree in political science from U.C. Berkeley.
Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 minsPearl Harbor survivor, Mary Lou Mawhiney, 94, remembers December 7, 1941.
Precedes: The Last Ring Home
Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 minsBetty Tenney of Carlsbad did her part to support the War effort during World War II by joining the Aircraft Warning Service, a group of civilian volunteers. She worked out of secret locations in San Diego. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
Preceded by: Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day
Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 6 minsPearl Harbor survivors speak out about their experiences on December 7, 1941, when the United States was attacked by Japan and consequently thrust into World War II. Stuart Hedley, a crew member on the battleship, USS West Virginia when it was hit, Ray Chavez, the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor at 105-years-old, was a crew member on the USS Condor, a minesweeper, and the first American ship believed to have made visual contact with a Japanese Naval vessel, Woody Derby, a crew member on the battleship, USS Nevada when it was hit several times, and Gordon Jones, stationed at the Kaneohe Naval Air Station as it was called at the time, tell their stories of December 7, 1941, the date that has lived in infamy.